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Morning Wire: Protests, Marilyn Strickland, ERFC forecast

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times…...Read More

The challenge of bail reform amidst the protests this week

Following George Floyd’s murder by a police officer and the ensuing protests in Minneapolis and beyond, celebrity model Chrissy Tiegen tweeted that she was “committed...Read More

Q&A: Marilyn Strickland explains her approach to policymaking and how she plans to navigate Congress

Marilyn Strickland is the former two-term Mayor of Tacoma and President of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She is running to fill Congressman Denny...Read More

Robert Kennedy speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King

This is one of the most important speeches on US race relations in the modern era. I would encourage you to listen to the audio...Read More

The lessons of Robert Kennedy’s moral leadership on race relations

“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...Read More

Eagle-eyed walker finds Asian Giant Hornet on roadway

Today the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet in Washington this year. On May 27,...Read More

Snohomish County Council votes to authorize variance application

The Snohomish County Council voted unanimously on Friday to authorize the county to move forward with submitting a variance application for moving into phase two...Read More

New Washington poll shows majority support for raising taxes on the wealthiest households

Results from a new GBAO poll reveal various sentiments surrounding COVID-19 and possible state responses to the economic crisis catalyzed by the pandemic. The poll,...Read More

ERFC releases updated economic forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) has released it’s June 2020 preliminary economic forecast. This is the first ERFC forecast that incorporates...Read More

How much agencies and institutions have received in state funds for COVID-19 response

The Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) published a breakdown this week of how $171 million in state funds have been distributed to state...Read More